June 6, 2019
Google announced today it plans to acquire Looker, a provider of data analytics tools delivered via the cloud for $2.6 billion.
The all-cash deal adds a set of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to a Google portfolio that already includes the BiqQuery data warehouse. Looker, which runs on the Google Cloud Platform, will officially become an arm of Google Cloud later this year. The two companies already have more than 350 joint customers.